21 June 2009

AT-trition Day 1 : Opening Battle

Day 1 saw adjoining recon elements of the UNA and Red Blok clash as they sought to deploy onto the Therion Dyson Sphere. Though contact came later in the day than expected - here is Comrade James joyfully opening all his boxes from the mega-War Store order earlier this year. Such a process should not be rushed!

The first encounter saw the two 1000 point recon elements hit in a Skirmish encounter (Mission 4). The close deployment eareas created brutal and instant interaction. Turn 1 had a fiery start after a squad of Draganoc Kommandoes rusheda Fire Toad, only to have a formation of Shock TacArms flank them and reduce them all to smoldering dust with their flamers - Burn Revolutionary Scum!

The turn continued with a second Red Blok formation erradicated by a combined Wing Trooper and a Steel Tac Arm strike, though a complaint has been filed about the tendancy of the Wing Trooper sniper to deliberately target enemy medics in a blatant breach of the Laws of War. A judiciary hearing need not be scheduled, however, as a squad of RPG soldati, led by a Master Sgt, subsequently waded into the fray and all but wiped out the Wing Troopers.

Flushed from their earlier success, the Jam TacArms now also waded into the building melee to try out their brutal PowerLances. This was followed by a most unexpected turn of events...

The lovely Comrade Sgt Tymofiyeva piloted her Strider around the container to find a swirling melee before her. Eager to take down some of the arrogant UNA chaps, she opened fire into the lot with both her autocannons at max rate of fire. One Shock tacrm flew apart but collateral damage took out three of the RPG soldati as well, including the Master Sgt! Natasha felt no regret as she realised a promotion spot had just been opened up and she recalled a disparaging remark the man had made about her the size of her bum on the troop transport from Hades; the pig deserved what he got!

The close combat broke up and the sole survivor of the RPG unit was dispatched by the only survivor of the Wing Troope squad. The remainder of the infantry fell back and consolidated their positions as Sgt and the Fire Toad traded some ineffectual shots. A Red Blok detachment impetuously broke cover to attend to some damage on the strider, but the Shock tacArms were waiting and reduced most of their number of ashes...

Overall Result, UNA Victory, medals for the Shock TacArms and a brevet promotion for Sgt Tymofiyeva! Plus it was the first game with our new GF9 counters, which were excellent. (Thanks for the pressie Comrade!)

The only bummer was the discovery after the game that while we were distracted, the War Puppy (locked in perpetually hungry Beagle mode) decided to eat a Combat Engineer and a RPG soldati. Damn you Hound of Hell!!! The remnats are slated to beused in a future modelling project...


  1. A good days gaming! Although the UNA were damn lucky that the Revolutionary Fervor has not yet peaked!
    Damn pity I had to miss out :-(

  2. You were indeed missed mate - more BatReps to follow!